[Seattle-SAGE] Linux laptop recommendations

J. Nyhuis cabal at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 27 10:34:02 PDT 2005


 	I would look into the IBM x series.  IBM is trying to support 
linux on their server side, so I imagine that there is good support for 
the laptops too.

 	Thanks,

John H. Nyhuis
Sr. Computer Specialist
Dept. of Pediatrics
HS RR349B, Box 356320
University of Washington
Desk: (206)-685-3884
cabal at u.washington.edu

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, Ski Kacoroski wrote:

> Well, I tried to save my company some $$$ by using my personal laptop 
> (configured just the way I like it), but they have a new policy where I 
> cannot bring it into work so I get a new laptop.  I am looking for 
> recommendations for a laptop that will run Debian Linux.  It would be nice if 
> sleep and suspend worked (not necessary though).  Needs 1 - 2GB ram (vmware), 
> 80GB or larger disk, and perferably a 14" 1280x1024 screen (not sure if 15" 
> will fit in my bike bag).  Should be able to run for 3 - 4 hours on a 
> battery. A serial port would also be nice.  This is a desktop replacement 
> type of machine.
>
> I have been happy with Dells in the past as linux seems work good on them.
>
> Any recommendations?
>
> cheers,
>
> ski
>
> -- 
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>
> Chris "Ski" Kacoroski, kacoroski at comcast.net, 425-681-0092
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